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ELEVEN MINUTES

Coelho, Paulo

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ISBN 10: 0060589272 / ISBN 13: 9780060589271
Published by HarperCollins, NY, 2004
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First US edition, first prnt. First published in Brazil by Editora Rocco in 2003 as Onze Minutos. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. Signed by Coelho on the front free endpage. "Signed First Edition" sticker affixed to dustjacket front panel. Spine ends bumped; dustjacket with shallow wrinkle on topedge of front panel. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Bookseller Inventory # 51211

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Title: ELEVEN MINUTES

Publisher: HarperCollins, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcovers

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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A new, international bestseller by the author of The Alchemist tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "Love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Instead, she ends up working as a prostitute.

In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love as she develops a fascination with sex. Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, sexual pleasure for its own sake, or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

In this gripping and daring new novel, Paulo Coelho sensitively explores the sacred nature of sex and love and invites us to confront our own prejudices and demons and embrace our own "inner light."

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Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . .” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune.

Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness—sexual pleasure for its own sake—or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

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